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Performer: Wild Beasts
Genre: Electronic / Funk
Title: Boy King
Country: UK, Europe & US
Released: 2016
Style: Electro, New Wave, Synth-pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1877 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1170 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1488 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 338

Wild Beasts were an English indie rock band, formed in 2002 in Kendal. They released their first single, "Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants", on Bad Sneakers Records in November 2006, and subsequently signed to Domino Records. They have released five acclaimed albums, Limbo, Panto in 2008, Two Dancers in 2009, Smother in 2011, Present Tense in 2014 and Boy King in 2016. Two Dancers was nominated for the Mercury Prize. On 25 September 2017, the band announced that they were disbanding.

Boy King by Wild Beasts, released 05 August 2016 1. Big Cat 2. Tough Guy 3. Alpha Female 4. Get My Bang 5. Celestial Creatures 6. 2BU 7. He The Colossus 8. Ponytail 9. Eat Your Heart Out Adonis 10. Dreamliner Boy King is Wild Beasts’ most direct and vital collection to date. Where 2014’s Present Tense found the band in reflective mood, absorbing a fascination with online culture and electronic music, Boy King has them, as Tom Fleming puts it, back to being pissed off.

Boy King is that most satisfying of things. A daring step in a fresh direction that comes off beautifully. It’s a lascivious, muscular record, pulsing with crunching guitars and Hayden Thorpe’s prodigious falsetto. Big Cat, Get My Bang, and He the Colossus are the taut and slithery bangers, while closer Dreamliner -gorgeous and operatic-serves to highlight the far-reaching talents of a very special band. Boy King Wild Beasts. The UK art-rock outfit’s brilliant new album. Boy King is that most satisfying of things.

Boy King' is strikingly brave as it attempts to do away with much of this trademark charisma, stripping the characters who populate this world down to their ugly base primal urges; this is the first Wild Beasts album where the audience isn't always rooting for a song's protagonist.

Wild Beasts' Boy King is a woefully uncensored portrait of masculine libido woven through their aesthetically tightest record to date. Alpha Female begins as an ode to a boss ass chick, but soon enough the singer winds up behind this Alpha Female, as she presumably assumes doggy style

Wild Beasts is well-known as the band that playfully dissects machismo through their own particular take on synth art-rock. Their fifth album Boy King, however, takes that to a whole new level. The synths are glitzed out beyond belief. The rock aspects owe major influences to Jagger-swagger cock rock. And the lyrics are downright sexual. There’s a reason why singer Hayden Thorpe described the album as all fuck songs. It’s all swagger and posturing, bawdy and lewd. The dark glitz of this aggressive sound takes Wild Beasts into an interesting direction, but the substance itself is little more.


A1 Big Cat
A2 Tough Guy
A3 Alpha Female
A4 Get My Bang
A5 Celestial Creatures
B1 2BU
B2 He The Colossus
B3 Ponytail
B4 Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
B5 Dreamliner

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-98045
  • Pressed By – Rainbo Records – S-98046


Lyrics printed on inner sleeve. Comes with a download card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned (Stickered)): 887828034819
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): WIGLP348-A S-98045 BG30860-01 A1 RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): WIGLP348-B S-98046 BG30860-01 B1 RJ
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides A&B, Stamped): STERLING

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WIGCD348 Wild Beasts Boy King ‎(CD, Album) Domino WIGCD348 UK, Europe & US 2016
WIGLP348XX, WIGLP348 Wild Beasts Boy King ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, S/Edition, Red + 7", Ltd) Domino, Domino WIGLP348XX, WIGLP348 UK 2016
none Wild Beasts Boy King ‎(CDr, Album, Copy Prot., Promo) Domino none UK Unknown
TRCP-206 Wild Beasts Boy King ‎(CD, Album) Traffic TRCP-206 Japan 2016
WIGCD348X Wild Beasts Boy King ‎(CD, Album, Dlx) Domino WIGCD348X UK, Europe & US 2016

Der Bat
Great pressing, nice, smooth and noise free. Great record :)